Catholic Truths

How much do you know about the Catholic faith? Are you a regular apologist? Exceptionally smart? Or do you just want to find out more? Either way, here is an interesting and challenging quiz to test your knowledge of the Catholic faith.

These are basic truths that all Catholics should know, so let's find out how well you learned in your Catechism classes. You don't need a degree in theology to take this test, you just have to be familiar with what all Catholics should already know.

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1. How do Catholics honor the saints?
By worshipping them and offering sacrifices to them
By imitating their holy lives, and asking them for their intercession before God for our petitions, and showing respect to their relics and images
By having Masses said for them
By ignoring them
2. What is the Paschal Time?
The days of Lent
The time from Easter till the Eve of Trinity Sunday
The twelve days of Christmas
The nine days of a novena
3. What is heresy?
The act of refusing to submit to the authority of the Pope
Total rejection of faith by a baptized Catholic
Formal and deliberate denial or doubt of any revealed truth of the Catholic faith
A false prophet
4. What is the Particular Judgment?
The penance Catholics receive in confession
The punishment appointed after death
The judgement which will be passed on each one of us immediately after death
The judgement which will be passed on each one of us immediately after the general resurrection
5. What is Sanctifying Grace?
The third person of the Blessed Trinity
The grace that confers on our souls new life, a sharing in the life of God Himself
The prayer before meals
A supernatural help of God which enlightens our mind and strengthens our will to do good and avoid evil
6. What is Transubstantiation?
One of the spiritual works of mercy
When the entire substance of the bread and wine at Mass is changed into Our Lord's Body and Blood
Communion on the tongue
The words of the Consecration at Mass
7. Which of the following are Beatitudes?
Admonish the sinner, comfort the sorrowful, pray for the liviing and the dead
Give drink to the thirsty, visit the imprisoned, shelter the homeless, bury the dead
Faith, hope, charity, fortitude, temperance
Blessed are the poor in spirit, for theirs is the kingdom of heaven; Blessed are meek, for they shall inherit the earth, Blessed are the pure of heart, for they shall see God
8. What jurisdiction does a bishop have?
He rules over a territory that is not yet fully organized
He bears the title of the diocese, but has no jurisdiction over it
He holds certain powers of jurisdiction granted by the Pope over neighbouring dioceses throughout his province
He rules over the part of the Church, an organized territory called a bishopric, diocese or see, assigned to him by the Pope
9. What is a Spiritual Communion?
The receiving of Jesus in the Holy Eucharist
Daily Communion
The obligation to receive Comunion at Easter
A fervent desire to receive Christ, when we cannot do so sacramentally
10. What is necessary to receive Holy Communion worthily?
To go to Mass on Sundays
To be free from mortal sin and to keep the Eucharistic fast
To go to confession
To be conscious that it is Jesus we are receiving
11. What are the effects of Confirmation?
It makes us mature Catholic adults
It allows us to vote in Church events
It increases sanctifying grace, gives its special sacramental grace, and imparts a lasting character on the soul
It washes away original sin and imparts sanctifying grace into our souls, making us children of God
12. What is perfect contrition?
When we go to confession and say our penance
When we are sorry for our sins because they have offended God whom we love above all things
When we are sorry for our sins because we are afraid of hell
When we make a worthy communion
13. Why does the priest give us penance after confession?
Because we were bad
To punish us
To make atonement to God for our sins, receive help to avoid sin, and make satisfaction for the temporal punishment due to sin
So we can avoid Purgatory
14. What are the chief moral or cardinal virtues?
Faith, hope and charity
Prudence, justice, fortitude and temperance
Wisdom, understanding, counsel and piety
Anger, gluttony, envy and sloth
15. What are the four marks of the Catholic church?
One, holy, catholic and apostolic
Baptism, communion, confirmation and Holy Orders
The Pope, cardinals, bishops and priests
The Vatican, Cathedrals, schools, and conventrs

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